Sachem Business Beat

A look at some highlights of what's going on in the Sachem business community.

Welcome to Sachem Patch's feature "Sachem Business Beat," an overview of news, updates, reports and observations of what's happening in the business community in our area. Got any tips? Heard about a great deal going on somewhere in Sachem? Email us atmatthew.mcgevna@patch.com and we'll look into it for this notebook.

More Questions Than Answers at Ronkonkoma Civic Meeting

The Islip region of the Ronkonkoma Civic Association met earlier this week to discuss the business and residential impact of the Ronkonkoma HUB project. Many in the audience were concerned about the second track and the extra load of congestion the proposed apartment complex would bring.

Many of the members who turned out for the meeting were full of questions, but leaders were short on answers because of their limited access to TRITEC, the developers tapped to build the HUB. Residents were particularly concerned with the impact of the propose sewage treatment plant, and how TRITEC was going to go about acquiring business owners' property to develop the mixed-use complex. Civic leaders said they have plans to meet with TRITEC in the near future.

Meanwhile Larry Farrell, a director on the Ronkonkoma Civic, offered a brief presentation about the organization's desire to create a "Main Street" on the Islip side of Ronkonkoma, to encourage a business district and give Ronkonkoma a sense of identity.

Applebees Gets Ready for Some Football

The Farmingville and Lake Grove Applebees are taking part in a company-wide Super Bowl offering. Fans looking for some snacks to watch the Sunday, February 3 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens can pop in an Applebees for one free Spinach & Artichoke Dip Platter to go with any pre-ordered Party Platter. Stop by the restaurant to fill out the pre-order form and then pick up your platter with the free dip on game day. Applebees in the Sachem community are located at:

  • 1935 North Ocean Avenue, Farmingville
  • 3145 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove

Dunkin Donuts In Ronkonkoma Unveils Valentines Day Donuts

Looking past the Super Bowl, Dunkin Donuts has released its plans for Valentine's Day with a month-long promotion of custom-designed donuts. In honor of Chocolate Lovers' Month, Dunkin Donuts is rolling out a number of specialty donuts, including the Brownie Batter: heart-shaped and filled with chocolaty brownie batter filling, topped with chocolate icing and white sprinkles, and the Cupid’s Choice: a heart-shaped donut filled with Bavarian Kreme, topped with strawberry icing and a festive mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles. Dunkin Donuts location in Ronkonkoma are:

  • 90 Railroad Ave
  • 4560 Express Dr S
  • 125 Portion Rd
  • 3775 Expressway Dr N
  • 3415 Veterans Hwy



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